Upcoming Events

 Winter Coat Drive

October 1-November 26, 2017

As we prepare for the upcoming fall and winter season there are many children and adults in our neighborhood and Diocese that may be in need of a warm coat. We are asking that you bring in any clean, gently worn coats, hats and/or gloves and place them in the boxes provided in the front of the church. You may also drop them off at the Parish House during business hours. New items will also be gratefully accepted. Thank you for your generosity!

First Step for Change

October 1-29, 2017

Our parish is participating in this worthwhile program by asking people to fill baby bottles with spare change (or dollars) and return them to the church. There is a display in the back of church where you can find empty bottles to fill. Funds collected will go to Catholic Charities to provide food, clothing, diapers and other “baby essentials” to the low-income pregnant women and families served by our Catholic Charities agencies across the diocese. Please return bottles to the display in back of church by October 29. Thank you for caring and your respect for life.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

October 1-November 26, 2017

We ask you to bring in any non perishable food items and place them in the baskets in the front of the church or at the side entrances.  If you prefer to make a monetary donation, please place it in the collection basket and mark the envelope as “Thanksgiving Food Drive”. Food baskets will be put together to give to those in need for Thanksgiving.  Thank you!

 

World Mission Sunday Diocesan Special Collection

Saturday & Sunday Masses-October 21-22, 2017

October 22, 2017 is World Mission Sunday. Each October, this celebration leads us to the heart of our Christian faith – leads us to mission, as Pope Francis explains. On this day, we are called – as baptized Catholics – to celebrate and support local churches in Asia and Africa, the Pacif c Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe, an area that covers more than half the territory of the globe. Through the work and witness of mission priests, religious and lay leaders, the poor receive practical help and experience God’s love and mercy, His hope and peace.

First Reconciliation Parent Session

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Parents only of First Reconciliation candidates will meet from 9:45-10:45 am in St. Patrick School Building, Room 204.

Girard Knights of Columbus Annual Fundraiser

Sunday, October 29, 2017

The annual fundraiser buffet dinner held at Giorgio’s Ristorante will be from 1-4 pm. Cost is $18 per adult, $9 per child 4-12. To view ticket information and menu click here. Deadline for tickets is October 22.

Adult Faith Formation: The Eucharist

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Fr. Richard Pentello will be giving a class on the Eucharist, the source and summit of our faith and what this means to us. All are welcome to come. Classes will start promptly in the church (upstairs) at 7:00 p.m. and conclude at 9:00 p.m. The classes are free and open to everyone interested in learning more about our Catholic faith. These are not only designed to help us grow in our knowledge of our faith but also to help us develop a fuller understanding of who we are as Catholics. There will be 2 credits per class offered for continuing education through Youngstown Diocese for catechists.

Sunday Cafe

Sunday, October 29, 2017

All are welcome to Sunday Cafe at St. Patrick Church Hall on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 9:00-10:45 am. Includes breakfast, music and fellowship which will be led by Deacon John Bartos, Jr. Come with family or friends. All are encouraged to stay for fellowship.

Vocation Cross

Begins Sunday, October 29, 2017

We will be giving our Vocation Cross to a family during Mass to take home for a week, beginning on October 29, Priesthood Sunday. The purpose of the cross is to be a reminder to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life each day during the week. You will return it the following the following weekend for another family.

Mass of Remembrance

Thursday, November 2, 2017

On Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, All Souls Day, St. Patrick Church will have a Memorial Mass for all our deceased members at 6:00 p.m. Families of parishioners who died this past year, Nov. 1, 2016– October 30, 2017, will receive an invitation. However, all  parishioners and friends are welcome. During the Mass the name of your loved one will be read aloud. Also at that time, a member of the family may come up to Father Mike to receive a candle which has been lit in memory of your loved one.

Vocation Awareness Week

Vocation Awareness Week for this year will be celebrated from Sunday, November 5th through Saturday, November 11th. Consider making a visit to the church during Adoration this week on Wednesday, November 8, to pray for vocations.

PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
O Father, You desire all of us to be happy. Stir up the grace of a religious vocation in the hearts of many men and women. Grant to them the willingness and generosity to give of themselves, their lives, their time and their talents to the service of Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord and Savior, and to His Holy Church. May more men and women go forth as priests, deacons, brothers and sisters to bring the truths of our Catholic faith to all others so that soon they, too, may know You better and love You more…and serving You, be truly happy. Amen.

Retirement Fund For Religious

November 11-12, 2017

Sr. Bernadine Janci, SND will be speaking at the Masses this weekend about the collection for retired religious that is held in every parish of the Diocese.

Family Faith Day

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Family Faith Day is inter-generational catechesis for the entire family. It will take place from 9:45-10:45 am in the church hall. The theme will be: Living as Missionary Disciples. See the flyer here.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Are you…
A senior citizen?
Financially burdened?
Alone or by yourself?
Suffering from a loss of any kind?
Please join us for Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday, November 19 in St. Patrick’s Church Hall at 2:00 pm. Turkey and all the trimmings at NO charge.
RESERVATIONS REQUESTED!
Please call the parish office at 330-534-1928 by November 5th to make a reservation or download and fill out this form, and return to the office.

Grief Ministry Gathering

Sunday, November 19, 2017

There will be a Grief Ministry Gathering from 5-6 pm.